Oskar Blues, Straight to Ale, Good People Brewing, Cahaba Brewing,
and Fairhope Brewing brew Hoptub Bath Machine
We’ve joined forces with Oskar Blues Brewery, founded by
Alabama-native Dale Katechis, to brew a collaborative beer and shine
a light on the growth of Alabama craft brewing.
In early September, Oskar Blues invited Straight to Ale (Huntsville,
AL), Good People Brewing Co. (Birmingham, AL), Cahaba Brewing
(Birmingham, AL), and Fairhope Brewing Company (Fairhope, AL) to
their Brevard, NC brewery. The five breweries developed a recipe and
began brewing their collaborative brew, Hoptub Bath Machine.
The beer will debut in October, just prior to The Hangout Oyster
Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend. Hoptub Bath Machine will have limited 6-pack
availability in select Alabama markets and along the Florida panhandle, and will
make its official debut at our Friday Craft Beer Festival.
Katechis brewed his first beer in a bathtub while studying at Auburn University.
This brew eventually became the award-winning, best-selling Dale’s Pale Ale.
This fall, he gave back to his alma mater with an endowed fellowship program for
students accepted into the Brewing Sciences and Operations certificate program
(this year’s scholarship recipient joined the collaborative brewing process in
Plus, all the participating breweries will be pouring at our Friday Craft Beer
Festival and be on hand for panel discussion on the future of Alabama craft
brewing Saturday, November 7; 1:15 pm-1:45 pm.
We’ve joined forces with Oskar Blues Brewery, founded by Alabama-native Dale
Katechis, to brew a collaborative beer and shine a light on the growth of
Alabama craft brewing.
About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded as a brewpub by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues Brewery
launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse in 2002 using a tabletop
machine that sealed one can at a time. In 2008, the makers of the
top-selling pale ale in ColoRADo, Dale's Pale Ale, moved into a
35,000-square-foot facility in Longmont, ColoRADo. The brewery has
since experienced explosive growth-packaging 59,000 barrels of beer
in 2011 and 86,750 barrels in 2012. In December of 2012, Oskar Blues
opened the doors to an additional brewery in Brevard, North
Carolina. Recently, Oskar Blues secured an additional 60,000 square
feet in their Colorado location to allow additional production and
add six full-size Brunswick bowling lanes to the Tasty Weasel